The arrival of the Aam Aadmi Party on the political scene of Delhi has provided a much-needed boost for active citizen participation in the day-to-day functioning of the country (editorial: “Traditional rivals discomfited,” Dec. 3.) The Arvind Kejriwal-led party has indeed infused enthusiasm in the minds of voters, not just in Delhi but across the nation. Though the Anna Hazare-Kejriwal team cracked under pressure, the AAP has shown that change is indeed possible if one is dedicated and committed to the cause.
It would be interesting to see how the Delhi electorate responds to the Aam Aadmi Party. The whole nation is watching the elections in the national capital as never before. Will Delhi set a precedent for change, or choose between the conventional rivals? We will know soon.